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Engineering BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

For those aspiring to become professional engineers, supervisors or managers, the BTEC diploma in Engineering has been developed to give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the mechanical/ electrical engineering sector or progress to higher education.

What do I learn?
You will study the different sectors in engineering and their underlying processes systems and structures. You will work on your English, maths and ICT, and develop a range of skills and techniques including personal skills and attributes to help you progress successfully.
What do I gain?
You will explore the scientific principles of engineering and develop the analytical and problem solving skills that are needed within an engineering environment. Initially you will study for the BTEC Level 3 Diploma. Successful students will be invited to study for the extended diploma which they will complete in year two of the course.
What do I need?
Five GCSE at grade A*- C including English Language, maths and science, a higher diploma at grade C or above or Merit grade in a BTEC Level 2 diploma with functional skills at Level 2. You will be interviewed and must demonstrate self-motivation.
What do I gain?
This course will help you explore and assess the wide range of careers available for those with engineering skills. You can progress directly into degree level studies in engineering or related subjects.
What else do I need to know?
The fee for international students for the 2016 entrance is £6,300 per year.

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6EFEGQB00R Full-time Kings Road, Reading


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Start Date :

Tuesday 04 September 2018

End Date :

Friday 26 June 2020
2 Years 16 to 18 EU tuition fee:£‎30.00
19 to 23 Concession EU tuition fee:£‎30.00
24+ Loan EU tuition fee:£‎8,583.00
Fee International:£‎6,300.00

Please note – Fees may be subject to change





Case Study

When Devante Ballah was looking for a career that would match his love of maths and science, engineering was at the top of his list. 
Devante took the opportunity to talk to teaching staff at Reading College and tour the campus at one of our open events. Having been impressed with the facilities, welcoming atmosphere and expertise of the teaching team, he signed up for a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering. Find out more.
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